Welcome to the IanVisits guide to lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random miscellany happening around London today.
|Event is free of charge (sometimes a donation is appreciated)|
|All Day||Clock Watching Weekend (Bloomsbury)|
|To mark the end of British Summer Time, the Foundling Museum is celebrating all things horological.
(Cost: Events are free with museum entry - £7.50)
|tba||Cry Murder, Scream Ghost (Charlton)|
|A show recalling some of the capitals most wretched murderers, evil villains and sorrowful victims.
|tba||Diwali Festival (Charing Cross)|
|A packed afternoon of entertainment including magical lighting displays, music, dance, food, stalls and more|
|10:30 AM||Rainforest Roadshow (Barnes)|
|Meet an array of amazing rainforest minibeasts including snakes, giant millipedes and whip spiders, and find out more about them.
(Cost: £9.99 (access to entire site))
|11:00 AM||Eat your heart out|
|A chance to see inside the Pathology Museum - for a display of anatomically correct cakes|
|2:00 PM||Brixton......guided walk and personal tour|
|a two hour stroll around brixton led by your guide barrie greene who worked there for 25 years.
(Cost: £10 pay on the day)
|3:00 PM||Historic Richmond Walk (Kew)|
|An Introduction to the town's rich history from the ancient Green with 18th century house and remains of a Tudor Palace
|10:30 AM||Guided tour of Spencer House (Westminster)|
|Summer tours of the London's only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact.
(Cost: £9 (concessions £7))
|11:00 AM||Walking tour of Smithfield (Barbican)|
|Executions, body snatchers, a plague pit, notorious trials and 'hanging breakfasts' at Newgate Prison - just part of our walk.
(Cost: £6 per adult (accompanied children are free))
|11:30 AM||St Giles Walk with Old Maps|
|Walk with old maps exploring the almost lost neighbourhood between Bloomsbury and Covent Garden.
|2:00 PM||Explore Dulwich|
|Our tour of Dulwich lasts around 3 hours and leads you on a gentle walking tour through an area rich in history and landmarks.
|2:15 PM||Tour of Nunhead Cemetery (Peckham)|
|A monthly guided walk around this Victorian era cemetery in South-East London|
|7:30 PM||Halloween Ghost Walk|
|A ghostly, ghoulish guided walk through High Barnet and Monken Hadley, the second most haunted village in England.
(Cost: £7, under 12s £3)
|Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography (Covent Garden)|
|10:00 AM||The exhibition is the largest of its kind and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists. (Ending Soon! Sun, 28th Oct) (Cost: £13.50 (inc access to entire museum))|
|The Brewer’s Art: a history of brewing in chiswick (Chiswick)|
|12:00 PM||This exhibition will look at the history of brewing in chiswick, (Ends on Sun, 11th Nov)|
|Giving our Past a Future: The Work of The World Monuments Fund, Britain (Holborn)|
|10:00 AM||An exhibition of a selection of completed and ongoing projects by the The World Monuments Fund (Ends on Sat, 26th Jan)|
|100 Years of Street Architecture (Picadilly)|
|10:00 AM||This exhibition takes Piccadilly as its focus to explore how architects create memorable and compelling street architecture. (Ends on Sun, 27th Jan)|
|Vintage photos of Spitalfields on Display (Whitechapel)|
|10:30 AM||Sandys Row Synagogue is exhibiting the photographs of C.A. Mathew. It is the first time that many of these images have ever been put on public display (Ends on Sun, 27th Jan)|
Location Map for Today's Events
Note: only lists venues with fixed locations - not guided walks unless a start point is known.